Linus Torvalds surprised by kernel 2.6 Summary: In an interview with ZDNet Australia, Linux founder Linus Torvalds explains why the unexpected resilience of kernel version 2.6 has staved off the need for more radical changes. January 23, 2007 -- 18:18 GMT (10:18 PST) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Linux, Open Source Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.